Aria-required=true: WCAG 2 Compliance versus Best Practice

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Because the attribute "aria-required" is supported by commonly used browser-assistive technology combinations, many consider its use as the easiest and most optimal method for indicating that input is required for a field. Yet, recommending its use may not be so straightforward from a strict WCAG 2 compliance viewpoint. Conveying in an accessible manner that input for a field is required is necessary only when there… Continue Reading Aria-required=true: WCAG 2 Compliance versus Best Practice

October #allychat Recap: jQuery

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Did you miss the October #a11ychat? Accessibility experts on Twitter had a great conversation about jQuery, javascript, WAI-ARIA and more. The tweetchat also included discussion about the recent Javascript Accessibility Summit, held in partnership with jQuery and Deque Systems. Check out the official transcript to read the discussion and access shared links and resources. For a more detailed recap of the Accessibility Summit, check out… Continue Reading October #allychat Recap: jQuery

JavaScript Accessibility Summit Recap

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The following post is from Paul Bohman, Deque's Director of Training. On October 10 and 11, 2013, Deque hosted the first JavaScript Accessibility Summit in partnership with the jQuery foundation. Admittance to the summit was purposely limited, in order to facilitate interaction and dialog between attendees, presenters, and jQuery representatives. In all, about 70 people attended, and the room was filled to capacity. Feedback from attendees has… Continue Reading JavaScript Accessibility Summit Recap

Deque partners with jQuery for a more accessible web

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Deque is now the official accessibility partner for jQuery, a feature-rich JavaScript library which offers developers a fast and versatile way to create dynamic web pages. The goal of this partnership is to equip jQuery developers and contributors with the necessary knowledge and tools to create code that is accessible for all people, regardless of ability. Resources for jQuery Developers As part of this ongoing partnership, Deque accessibility… Continue Reading Deque partners with jQuery for a more accessible web

Responsive Accessible Data Tables with jQuery

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Today's expert post comes from Dylan Barrell, Deque's Vice President of Product Development. Dylan has almost 20 years of experience in technology development, technical sales, product management, product marketing, and corporate development. Dylan believes in leading through action to create value for shareholders and the community. Responsive Accessible Data Tables with a jQuery Plugin There are a handful of blog postings on accessible tables, the… Continue Reading Responsive Accessible Data Tables with jQuery

Techniques for Labeling Standard HTML Form Controls

"Techniques for Labeling Standard HTML Form Controls"  is an advanced accessibility technique post by Deque Principal Consultant Sailesh Panchang.  In this post, Sailesh gives detailed information about how to code standard HTML form controls, making sure they are correctly labelled for accessibility.